Heartbreak, Home Depot, and Our Better Nature
Orange sun coming through the clouds. Photo by Tom Barrett, Unsplash

May 10, 2020

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During the next several weeks, I will share with you some of the amazing stories of kindness and generosity that Crazy Good Turns listeners have sent for our recognition program. The kindnesses people are doing for others provide grounded reassurance in an unsettled time. And everyone who takes the time to send in a recommendation […]
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What Makes for a ‘Happy New Year’?

December 31, 2019

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Think about this when you say “happy new year.” A Yale professor studied what really leads to happiness. Her findings surprised everyone -- even her.
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What I Miss Most About Home Depot
Frank Blake and Home Depot Associates (photo by Melissa Golden)

December 31, 2019

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Why "all real living is meeting," and how that reality can add to our days.
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A New Theory About Christmas

November 19, 2019

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“If you want to change your life, change what you pay attention to," is a statement I've seen prove true over and over again...
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Proof it’s Never Too Late to Make a Difference
Florence Phillips of ESL in Home of Nevada.

October 1, 2019

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Florence started teaching English as a Second Language when she was 73. And it gets better...
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3 Years of Crazy Good Turns [What I’ve Learned]

August 13, 2019

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Three years into this show, I view it as one of the great privileges of my life to connect with so many inspiring people. Here's what they've taught me.
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My Favorite Story of Justice John Paul Stevens
An oil painting of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens at his memorial service in Washington D.C.

July 30, 2019

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To mark Justice John Paul Stevens' passing, Frank Blake (who was once a clerk for Stevens) shares a story about the judge's humility and integrity.
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The Event Everyone Should Experience Once
17-year-old pianist Darrius Simmons has only 4 fingers and prosthetic legs below the knees.

July 16, 2019

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A self-taught pianist with 4 fingers and no legs was just one highlight of the Not Impossible Awards. Hear his song -- and see 5 other powerful stories.
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Discover a Different Kind of Fearlessness
Thinking differently, represented by a red paper airplane breaking formation from a string of white paper airplanes.

July 2, 2019

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One of the great joys for me in hosting and producing the Crazy Good Turns podcast has been to celebrate the fearless decency of people — and to see that it exists all around us.   The show is in its fourth season now, and we never struggle to find amazing people who have powerful stories.  […]
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